I went to the dentist’s about an hour before the FIT Couture Council party, seemingly because I forgot how dentists work. Namely, you go to them, and they use tiny hammers inside your mouth and then your entire jaw swells up to about the size of a baseball. I went home and tried to drink Read More
I was shocked to hear that Lilly Pulitzer died on Sunday, the start of a week that also claimed Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello. Not because Ms. Pulitzer was so young—she was 81—but because I never quite thought of her as real. That’s not to say I didn’t think of her. For a long time, Read More
We’ve seen some ugly sweaters in our time. We’ve also seen some ugly sweaters on the Internet, specifically on the Tumblr dedicated to ugly sweaters. There are some very heinous wool knits in this world, and we just can’t pretend they don’t exist just because they aren’t pretty.
So when The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership held a contest this afternoon to find the “ugliest holiday sweater in New York,” we were like, “Finally, some awareness brought to this issue!”
Except that New Yorkers are horrible at finding clothes that are unflattering, apparently, because take a look at this year’s winner: Read More
Gilt Groupe wants you to treat yourself this holiday season. Why bother with Black Friday when you can experience the sensation of being beaten and robbed from the comfort of your own home? Which is ostensibly what you will feel after dropping $59,500 on a vintage Hermès Birkin handbag, in the flash sample sale that will end on Thanksgiving. Read More
Both Hot Topic and Claire’s outlets suffered a giant blow in New York last night, as Governor Cuomo signed a new law prohibiting anyone under 18 to get their ears pierced without parental consent.
“Mom and dad and the government are such fascists!”- All the tweenagers Read More
In Kanye West’s infamous “Ni**as In Paris,” (made more infamous by Gwyneth Paltrow’s tweetroversy) there is a line that goes “What’s That Jacket, Margiela?”
Surprisingly, Margiela is not the name of some pretty girl, or even a French slang term for “pretty girl” (as some may originally have guessed), but the name of a Belgium designer Martin Margiela. Mr. Margiela is known for making some pretty weird stuff… at exorbitant prices.
And pretty soon, you’ll be able to stand in line for days for a chance to buy cheaper versions of these designs at H&M! Yes…the latest big-name (or at least, expensive-named) designer to collaborate with a clothing outlet is none other than Kanye West’s favorite: Martin Margiela! Read More
These aren’t the little sweet things you see shimmying to Lady Gaga on Toddlers and Tiaras (though that would actually make some sense). No, prostitots, according to NYT fashion editor Cathy Horyn, are the common parlance for children who wear the baby versions of designer clothes.
UES moms, gear up your iMacs to write an angry letter to the editor! Read More
It seems in poor taste to run a fashion item about designers who cater to gun-concealing chinos and jackets while the Trayvon Martin case is still on the forefront of everyone’s minds, but you know what they say: Fashion trends (and bullets) stops for no man. Just like the skirt stories before them, a new ridiculous piece in The New York Times claims “Fashion Statement in Clear,” only to add “…the Gun Isn’t.” Read More
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,” Oscar Wilde once famously quipped. He was almost right. When discussing trends in fashion staples, very little is altered…not even the copy. Such is the case of The New York Times and its obsession with skirts.
“It seems parrotlike to go on repeating the statement that short skirts are fashionable,” wrote The New York Times fashion reporter Anne Rittenhouse, “but it is amazing to observe their progress toward a complete sweep of the field.”
Ms. Rittenhouse (a penname for Ms. Harry-Dele Hallmark) must have been looking into a crystal ball: she was already exasperated by the skirt trend stories back in 1909, when the novelty of a hemline was that it was no longer attached to a dress. Her item was titled: “What the well-dressed women are wearing; The Skirt With Separate Bodice the Correct Styles for Smartly Dressed Women This Season.”
With that, The New York Times pronounced that skirts were “in.” And twice a year because it lines up with Fashion Week: long skirts come back for fall, short skirts for Spring, with an almost clockwork preciseness, the parrotlike Grey Lady announces that once again, skirts are fashionable. Yes ladies, free yourself of those dowdy knickerbockers and put on a skirt…they’re back in style!